Wire ‎– Silk Skin Paws

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Silk Skin Paws (Full Length Version)
German Shepherds
Ambitious (Remix)
Come Back In Two Halves (Rerecorded)

Versions (12)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CD MUTE 84 Wire Silk Skin Paws(CD, Mini, Single) Mute CD MUTE 84 UK 1988 Sell This Version
7 72299-0 Wire Silk Skin Paws(12") Restless Records, Mute 7 72299-0 US 1988 Sell This Version
12 MUTE 84 Wire Silk Skin Paws(12") Mute 12 MUTE 84 UK 1988 Sell This Version
INT 126.889, 12 MUTE 84, (12 Mute 84) Wire Silk Skin Paws(12", Maxi) Mute, Mute, Mute INT 126.889, 12 MUTE 84, (12 Mute 84) Germany 1988 Sell This Version
124684 Wire Silk Skin Paws(12", Maxi) Mute 124684 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
Mute 84 Wire Silk Skin Paws(12", Single, W/Lbl) Mute Mute 84 UK 1988 Sell This Version
MUTE 84 Wire Silk Skin Paws(7", Single) Mute MUTE 84 UK 1988 Sell This Version
MUTE 84, 7 Mute 84, INT 111.864 Wire Silk Skin Paws(7", Single) Mute, Mute, Mute MUTE 84, 7 Mute 84, INT 111.864 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
MUTE 4684 Wire Silk Skin Paws(7", Single) Mute MUTE 4684 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
INT 811.864, CD Mute 84 Wire Silk Skin Paws(CD, Mini, Single) Mute, Mute INT 811.864, CD Mute 84 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
7 72299-3 Wire Silk Skin Paws(CD, Single, Mini) Restless Records, Mute 7 72299-3 US 1988 Sell This Version
7 72299-4 Wire Silk Skin Paws(Cass, Maxi) Restless Records 7 72299-4 US 1988 Sell This Version

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Said_Head

May 20, 2009
referencing Silk Skin Paws, CD, Single, Mini, 7 72299-3

I was fairly surprised with this release. First of all, the Silk Skin Paws 'full length version' is really just a remix with some additional instrumentation, no longer than the album version; with that said, I actually enjoy the fuller electronic sound of the remix over the original. The second track, German Shepherds (studio version), is perhaps not as strong as the IBTABA version but still a solid effort, more along the lines of the sound Wire accomplished with Ideal Copy. The Ambitious remix is kind of a cheesy dancier piece with some really lame percussion thrown in; still it's decent for a few listens I think (it's more a remix of the alternate version as it contains Colin on vocals). Come Back In Two Halves (Re-recorded) is simply an awesome track, totally ahead of the album version, though I do like both pretty well; it has a more matured attitude, sort of how IBTABA was meant to make correction to A Bell Is A Cup, this piece is relatively in the same mindset.

Overall, this CD is full of stuff that--I'm pretty positive--hasn't been made available elsewhere and totally worth it for fans of Wire's Mute period (and especially for fans who can't really get into A Bell Is A Cup, myself included).